Adopted by Council, 1 July 2008. Updated on 23 November 2017.
The object of this Bylaw is to make provisions which are common to and form part of all other bylaws of the Council except as may otherwise be expressly provided.
Has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1999.
Means a Bylaw of the Council for the time being in force, made under the provisions of any Act or authority enabling the Council to make Bylaws and includes this Bylaw.
Means the Christchurch City Council.
Means the Chief Executive, as defined in the Local Government Act 2002 of the Council.
Means a licence, permit, consent or approval issued under any Bylaw.
Includes a corporation sole, and also a body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporated.
A form is not invalid just because it contains minor differences from a form prescribed by a Bylaw as long as the form still has the same effect and is not misleading.
Every notice or other document required to be sent by the Council will except as otherwise provided by any Act or Bylaw, be signed by the Chief Executive or any other person authorised by the Council to act on its behalf in that respect, and need not be under seal.
The Interpretation Act 1999 applies to the interpretation of any of the Bylaws.
The reference in any Bylaw to any Act or Bylaw, unless the context otherwise requires, includes reference to all subsequent Acts or Bylaws that are in force and were made in amendment or substitution for the Act or Bylaw referred to.
The initial resolution to make this Bylaw was passed by the Christchurch City Council at a Meeting of the Council held on 27 March 2008 and was confirmed following consideration of submissions received during the special consultative procedure, by a resolution of the Council at a subsequent Meeting of the Council held on 19 June 2008.
The General Bylaw was reviewed in 2017 and on 23 November 2017, the Council adopted amendments to the General Bylaw which came into force on 15 December 2017.